Auction 169, Lot 573

"Graecia, Sophiani", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Greece & Western Turkey

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Geographiae Veteris…

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 13.8 inches
50.3 x 35.1 cm

Lovely depiction of ancient Greece, western Turkey and the Grecian islands based on the 1545 woodcut map by Nikolaus Sophianos. It is embellished with an architectural title cartouche flanked by two mythological figures, and a strapwork scale of miles. This is the second state with a blank verso.

References: Van den Broecke #215.2; Zacharakis #1616.

Condition: B+

On paper with an "AR" watermark. There are professional repairs to several short tears that enter about 1" into the image. This sheet has been trimmed to the neatline and expertly remargined, with part of the neatline replaced in facimile in some spots.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/12/2018